Tank tops. Let’s get into why they exist and who likes to wear them. First off, a tank top can be a pretty comfortable choice during the hot summer season. Let’s face it, when it gets hot, we sweat. So for many of us, the less clothing, the better. And to be honest, there are many men and women who won’t complain about looking at a hottie of the opposite sex (and sometimes the same sex depending on your preference) in clothing that bears out a good portion of their upper body. For men, “sun’s-out guns-out” is a motto born and lived by the Jersey Shore. Men often go to tank-tops, or “Guinea Tee’s” as they are sometimes referred to, when they want to show off the biceps, triceps, and shoulder muscles that they have spent months upon months sculpting and perfecting. For women, tank tops are about boobs. That’s right, we are talking an appreciation of hooters big and small. Often times, tight tank-tops are enough to drive men crazy and immediately draw their eyes over to a sexy figure, and women know it.
Now that we know why people wear tight, revealing clothing (and what a shocker that was), let’s hit on some pseudo-celebs. You know, the “reality 15 minutes of fame” television wanna-be stars that strike short-term gold on the small screen. Hey, they got somewhere with it so I give them props. Reality television may be looked down upon (and for good reason), however, most Reality TV is really born out of half-scripted programming and numerous takes and cuts. So don’t be fooled, audiences. Reality television is nothing more than pseudo-scripted TV programming. And the stars on those shows can’t resist attention. Attention comes from wearing little to no clothing. So it’s no surprise to see these reality hounds dressing for Internet success…which means, wearing little to no clothing. Without further ado, these are 15 reality stars who love wearing tank tops.
15. Kim Kardashian
Would you like a little side boob action? What’s to say that hasn’t been said about the “Reality Queen.” Certainly, Kim Kardashian has taken reality television to whole other levels. She starred in her own home-made sex tape that she claims she had no idea would go public (and then profited it on it, by the way). Then Kardashian started the legacy that haunts all of our dreams on a nightly basis, the show Keeping up with the Kardashians. And the world has been entranced ever since. On her show, Kardashian wears as little and as revealing clothing as possible. Away from her show…Kardashian wears as little and as revealing clothing as possible. Now, Kardashian has become a world-famous icon (it’s true, as difficult as it is for me to admit) and she is a very successful businesswoman. But Kardashian’s success is squarely built on her image and her body – two things she flaunts very well.
14. Jamie Chung
Born in San Francisco, California, Jamie Chung made her worldwide 15 minutes of fame debut in The Real World: San Diego. But, Chung is part of the select group of reality stars who have been able to overcome the maximum 15 minutes of fame and managed to extend it just a bit further. Chung has made the rare maneuver of going from being seen as someone who may be the butt of a joke to an actress with a budding resume that includes such films as Grown Ups, Sucker Punch, The Hangover Part II and III, Big Hero 6, and most recently the upcoming holiday smash Office Christmas Party. Jamie Chung has more than doubled her 15 minutes and there is good reason why. She is talented and very beautiful. This deadly combination has allowed the Frisco native to thrive beyond the tongue-and-cheek world of Reality TV and make a legitimate name for herself.
13. Tonya Cooley
We land another MTV Real World’er in Tonya Cooley. Tonya is a Visalia, California native and joined The Real World: Chicago cast for the 11th season of the series that premiered in 2002. Tonya is extremely hot so she was recycled again and again through the MTV grinder, appearing on the Real World/Road Rules challenge series. Once her 15 minutes was up, Tonya couldn’t get enough of the game and began to reach far and wide for opportunities. She appeared in Playboy as a “Cyber Girl of the Week.” As if that wasn’t desperate enough, Tonya was also a “celebrity interviewer” for the Girls Gone Wild commercials in 2007. Naturally, years after her appearance on The Real World Tonya made accusations that she was raped…but with a toothbrush. The reality of the situation is beyond us so we will stick to current facts. Tonya is very attractive and craves attention…hence, she enjoys showing off her body.
12. Svetlana Shusterman
Svetlana Shusterman may have a reputation for being a crazy Russian chick, but she actually was pre-med at Temple University. Born in Odessa, Ukraine, Svetlana is a first generation immigrant who is gobbling up the finer parts of being an American. In 2007, MTV captured her 21st birthday which was featured on the channel’s My Super Sweet 16 series. Then she arrived at her next stop, MTV’s Real World: Key West series. This was the 17th season of the show and Svetlana was a big influence on the show, which focused on how diverse her background was and, oh, yeah, how hot she was. Of course, once her 15 minutes of fame was up, Svetlana had to create more drama in the way of accusing Incubus front man, Brandon Boyd, of stalking her. She even filed a police report on him. But we have to always remind ourselves that Svetlana is hot and just try to ignore the crazy.
11. Ayiiia Elizarraras
Ayiiia Elizarraras is not only special because she uses more vowels consecutively in her first name than almost any other human being on earth, but she also was the firecracker and catalyst on The Real World: Cancun. To be perfectly blunt, Ayiiia wasn’t exactly flying under the radar while she was on the show. In fact, she was causing the radar to go nuts. She regularly hooked up with both women and men on the show, quickly becoming the talk of the show. Combined with her hot looks, Ayiiia and all her vowels were a must-see event each week. Ayiiia seemed to stir the pot on purpose to get extra attention on the show, but she really is a free-spirit as it was portrayed and not a mean spirit. On a side note, we think her tan skin and ability to showcase her body is a big positive.
10. Kylie Jenner
When you have the Kardashians to deal with and you are just a spoiled little socialite trying to get a nut, you have to go to extremes to get the attention you deserve. That’s where Kylie Jenner comes into play. The constantly quiet and brooding teenager from Keeping up with the Kardashians has gone into Instagram overdrive during the course of the last few years. Once she hit 16, she went bananas with selfies of all types. 19-year-old Kylie recently purchased a $2.7 million five-bedroom, 5.5 bath mansion in Calabasas, California. Her career as a socialite is clearly heading in the right direction and also is closely tied with Tyga, her on-again and off-again boyfriend. Never one to go soft on the view, we give Kylie the nod on this list for being so welcoming. She fits right in with the rest of her family.
9. Kendall Jenner
If you have one Jenner, you might as well have two. The other half of the Kendall-Kylie combo platter, Kendall Jenner is the sleeker model; literally. Kylie has the curves while Kendall is a bit more model-esque. Kendall travels the world and walks the runways at fashion shows. Vogue, Victoria’s Secret, and Estee Lauder are a just a few of the massive brands that employ the very popular Jenner as a model for them. Standing over 5 feet 10 inches, Kendall Jenner walks the catwalk for high fashion designers in New York, Paris and Milan. She debuted on Forbes magazine’s 2015 list of top earning models with an estimated income of $4 million. She is also one of the top 10 most followed celebrities on Instagram with a whopping 68.8 million followers. Oh, yeah, and she shows off her goods 24/7.
8. Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino
Welcome to the gun show! If there is ever a schmuck that embodies this expression, it’s Michael Sorrentino. Now, let’s not hate on Mike “The Situation” because he made some cash for being part of six successful seasons of partying by the Jersey Shore for the MTV Reality TV show bearing the same name. Mike worked as an assistant manager at a fitness center in Staten Island and shortly after became an underwear model (I know…true story though). The Jersey Shore came knocking and the dude blew up. If Mike looked drunk and high on the show, it’s because he was. Shortly after the series wrapped, Mike “The Situation” was wrapped up in rehab. Apparently he was constantly popping pills, his favorite being oxycodone. 2014 was a rough year for “The Situation” when he got into a fight at a tanning salon (can’t make that up, either) and was charged with tax fraud by the US Attorney. But he still has those guns!
7. Heidi Montag
The queen of plastic surgery lands on her perfectly reconstructed feet. Well, we don’t know for certain that Heidi Montag had work done on her feet, but one can only wonder. Montag was one of the featured blondes on the show The Hills. Watching wealthy teenagers struggle with their existence in the affluent Laguna Hills area was pretty much its only point. MTV concocted this spoiled brat television show, just another in a long line of spoiled brat Reality TV series on the network. Although the series originally focused on Lauren Conrad, it quickly shifted gears to the bountiful and beautiful Montag. Ever the one to show off her curvaceous figure, Montag never seemed to disappoint and quickly rose to Reality TV fame, appearing on magazine covers and having the spotlight shined right on her. This prompted Montag to attempt to look the part and that meant plastic surgery…lots of it. Montag did what every desperate and fading reality female TV star does- she appeared in Playboy. Montag isn’t exactly a good cookie, but we will take her tight tank tops any day!
6. Christina El Moussa
Many people may not know who Christina El Moussa is right off the bat, but if you have ever turned on HGTV, she is literally the most beautiful woman on the channel. The blonde is (and we can almost change that to “was” now) married to Tarek, the husband and wife couple helming the hit show Flip or Flop. Ironically, that is also the name for their current marriage crisis which is doing both flipping and flopping simultaneously. In a sad twist of fate, the couple’s marriage has degraded and the public just found out about a very serious suicide threat from Tarek leading to the couple separating nearly six months ago incognito style. But with the news of the incident coming to light, the couple had to fess up and reveal that they are no longer destined to remain husband and wife. Christina is already on the prowl, dating a fashion designer- and this should be shocking news why? Christina has always loved to wear tight clothing on the show (being a SoCal girl and all) and has flaunted her impressive physique all the while. She is into wearing tight tanks each and every show. Listen, she is beautiful and shows it. Family drama aside, we applaud her for her glorious looks in tight tank tops.
5. Trishelle Cannatella
Real World Las Vegas gets a shout-out with the arrival of the wicked witch herself, Trishelle Cannatella. During the 2002-3 season of Real World, Trishelle made quite an impact on the audience as one of the centers of attention on the show. Her experiences on that show and the popularity of the character she portrayed led to her being chosen for Real World/Road Rules Challenge: The Gauntlet. Trishelle would then go on a Reality TV run that had her dropping in on a wide variety of shows from Punk’d to Dr. Steve-O. In addition to those appearances, Trishelle took it all off for Playboy, showcasing her stellar figure for all to see. In addition to posing naked, she also tried her hand at wrestling and poker. And before everyone makes fun of her for playing cards, the girl finished 3rd in a World Poker Tourney and nabbed $20k. But we have her on this list because she looks hot in a tank top and flaunts her looks- a lot.
4. Melinda Stolp
Milwaukee, Wisconsin native Melinda Stolp, is another beauty that found her way to The Real World: Austin. Back in 2005, the world was introduced to Melinda Stolp and we rejoiced at the beauty on the small screen before us. Melinda was so popular that MTV brought her back again, and again, and yet again. She appeared on many of the recycled MTV variety shows such as the “Challenge” shows and The Gauntlet spinoff, in addition to the “Battle of the Season.” Melinda wasn’t a conceited reality girl, but rather, a loveable character that fans could get behind. The blonde beauty is an absolute knockout and a real gem. She also looks incredible when she throws on a tank top and does so with such regularity that we couldn’t resist adding her to this list. She definitely deserves a high spot and with her recent marriage, we applaud her for her success in life beyond the “Reality 15.”
3. Ronnie Ortiz-Magro
If you have Mike “The Situation” on this list, you gotta throw Ronnie on here. Ronnie Ortiz-Magro is the ultimate guinea-tee wearing Jersey Shore alum. Raised in the Bronx, Ronnie headed south for the Jersey shore. Ronnie pretty much petered out after the show came to a close and unlike many of his other castmates, has been unable to monetize his 15 minutes of fame. When it comes to wearing a tank top, Ronnie is one of the biggest violators of all time. Unless you were watching a scene of Ronnie and the Jersey team heading out at night, the Bronx native was wearing tank tops 24/7 every day. He literally woke up and threw a tank top, or guinea tee, on. Ronnie may not be doing much of anything else in the entertainment business, but he and his steroid pumped muscles were awfully successful during his 15 minutes.
2. Johanna Botta
Born in Lima, Peru, Johanna Botta is known as one of the hottest women to ever grace the small screen of Reality TV. Johanna Botta was the centerpiece of The Real World: Austin. Botta was a fan favorite on the show. But Johanna Botta is a long way from Austin now. She moved on and became a London-based correspondent and producer. Botta has made a nice career for herself since her days in Texas. After her stint on MTV, Botta hosted a wide variety of television shows. A nice ending for Botta was her marriage in Italy back in 2014 and the recent birth of her son. Johanna Botta has never achieved anything more than a small amount of notoriety in the entertainment business, but she is super-hot and we were big fans of the outfits she used to wear to showcase her incredible looks.
We dip right back into the Reality TV behemoth Jersey Shore with Jwoww. Jennifer Lynn Farley was part of the female one-two punch with best friend Snooki on the show. The two “guidets” enjoyed success on not just one show together, but a second one, the spin-off Snooki & JWoww. As you can imagine, JWoww liked to take her clothes off on a regular basis. She was a work-out nut and didn’t mess around when it came to her boob region. JWoww often went out of her way to show off her glorious fake boobs on each and every episode of every single show she has ever been on. In fact, JWoww’s boobs are far more recognizable than her face, being that her face has had some extensive work done over the years. But, we are taking about tank tops here and JWoww is the queen of them all in that department.